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Karl, 1801–59, German publisher, notably of guidebooks for travelers.
any of the series of guidebooks for travelers issued by the him or his successors.
anyguidebook, pamphlet, or the like, containing information useful to travelers:
a Baedeker to the restaurants of the region.
Historical Examples

I shall be forced to buy a Baedeker, if there is a Baedeker for those regions.
Gossamer George A. Birmingham

Perhaps she got it up out of Baedeker before Florence was up in the morning.
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford

Before departing, he desired to buy a Baedeker or Murray guide of London.
Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans

Lucy said that this was most kind, and at once opened the Baedeker, to see where Santa Croce was.
A Room With A View E. M. Forster

Philip left his walking-stick, his socks, and the Baedeker at Bologna; she only left her sponge-bag.
Where Angels Fear to Tread E. M. Forster

Picturesque as the place was, it held nothing to appeal to the Baedeker spirit.
The Forest Stewart Edward White

Yet who can see Florence without this, though we may pack below it Baedeker and Murray?
Civics: as Applied Sociology Patrick Geddes

For it is impossible, as well as sacrilegious, to be as quick as Baedeker.
Where Angels Fear to Tread E. M. Forster

The red edge of his Baedeker still projected from the lawyer’s pocket, for it had not been worth their captor’s while to take it.
A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle

And you can get one of Stoddart’s books in the library—and a Baedeker, too.
Highacres Jane Abbott

any of a series of travel guidebooks issued by the German publisher Karl Baedeker (1801–59) or his firm
any guidebook

“travel guide,” 1863, from German printer and bookseller Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) whose popular travel guides began the custom of rating places with one to four stars. The Baedeker raids by the Luftwaffe in April and May 1942 targeted British cultural and historical sites.


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